|Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip - TED.com|
It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person. (Filmed at TEDxBoston)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; illness; medical research; TEDxBoston 2013; 2013
|Joe DeRisi solves medical mysteries - TED.com|
Biochemist Joe DeRisi talks about amazing new ways to diagnose viruses (and treat the illnesses they cause) using DNA. His work may help us understand malaria, SARS, avian flu -- and the 60 percent of everyday viral infections that go undiagnosed.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; global issues; illness; medicine; science; technology; virus; 2006
|Sherwin Nuland on electroshock therapy - TED.com|
Surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland discusses the development of electroshock therapy as a cure for severe, life-threatening depression -- including his own. It’s a moving and heartfelt talk about relief, redemption and second chances.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; brain; culture; health care; illness; medicine; science; technology; 2001
|Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight - TED.com|
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; brain; consciousness; global issues; illness; science; TED2008; 2008
|VS Ramachandran on your mind - TED.com|
Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; brain; consciousness; culture; illness; illusion; science; technology; 2007
|Bill Gates on mosquitos, malaria and education - TED.com|
Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. (And see the Q and A on the TED Blog.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED2009; business; education; health; illness; philanthropy; science; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science - TED.com|
Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; health care; illness; illusion; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Paul Ewald asks, Can we domesticate germs? - TED.com|
Evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald drags us into the sewer to discuss germs. Why are some more harmful than others? How could we make the harmful ones benign? Searching for answers, he examines a disgusting, fascinating case: diarrhea.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; biology; disease; evolution; global issues; health; health care; illness; medicine; microbiology; science; technology; virus; water; 2007